The PEACE IV Programme is a cross-border initiative, financed through the European Union and managed by SEUPB. It has been designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. In addition to supporting peace and reconciliation, the Programme also contributes to the promotion of social and economic stability, in particular through actions to promote cohesion between communities.
Despite significant investment and progress, there still remains a real need for the region to address a number of key issues in order to support the overall peace process. These include more efforts to develop and deepen reconciliation between divided communities; increase tolerance and respect to reduce the levels of sectarianism and racism; promote increased community cohesion; and address the legacy of the past.
The Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council PEACE IV Action Plan aims to bring people and communities together and to provide opportunities to engage within and across communities through a series of projects, activities and events.
The range of projects include:
- Sport and recreation for children and young people to encourage health and wellbeing and discourage anti-social behaviour;
- Good Relations activities delivered by the Education Authority;
- A £1.6m floodlit 3G pitch and pavilion at St Patrick’s College in Banbridge. This facility is funded under our Shared Spaces and Services programme and is due to be opened in September 2020.
- Interface Programme in Lurgan and Portadown;
- Play in the Community project delivered across the borough;
- Community Training Programme;
While the majority of programme will be managed and delivered by PEACE IV staff and personnel within the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, there are also Grants Programmes within each theme which allows 19 community, voluntary and sporting organisations to access funding for projects that will help to address the key objectives of the PEACE Programme.
For further information on the programme, please contact the PEACE IV team on 028 3831 2400.
This programme is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
For further information on the PEACE IV programme click here.